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Walter Potter (1835-1918) brought whimsy to taxidermy by anthropomorphizing his subjects in everyday (human) activities.

A bizarre collection of stuffed animals that was broken up and sold around the world seven years ago has been reassembled for a one-off exhibition. The eccentric works of Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter, in which stuffed animals mimic human life, were sold for more than £500,000 in 2003.